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LV Dance Collective presents its 5th Home Season: APPROPRIATE?

Sun August 4, 2019

In Valentino's 2016 Tribal Africa fashion show, models predominantly white strutted down the runway wearing cornrows, Austrian model Nadine Leopold took to the catwalk wearing a Native American headdress designed by Victoria's Secret, and Givenchy's Chola Victorian production, was influenced from the Chola culture, who are women from the Mexican-American urban subculture. Cultural Appropriation is nothing new in the fashion world and media. However, in LV Dance Collective's 5th Home Season Production titled: Appropriate?, we will challenge that question: Is it appropriate or not?

LV Dance Collective: "Appropriate?"

By Heather Desaulniers, July 2019

With the premiere of "Appropriate?," they not only seek to identify instances of cultural appropriation but to ask and notice the deeper questions of economics, politics and respect.

Boston Contemporary Dance Festival shows range

By Karen Campbell, August 12, 2018

LV Dance Collective effectively played off the uneven dynamic of a threesome. 

In Conversation with Martha L Z Pamintuan & Kao Vey Sebastian Saephanh

May 23, 2018

PUSH Dance Company is proud to present choreography by Martha L Z Pamintuan & Kao Vey Sebastian Saephanh on September 29-30, 2018 for PUSHfest Program B at ODC Theater in San Francisco. 

San Francisco Movement Arts Festival: A Live Art Gallery

By Heather Desaulniers, Dec. 2017

Viewers and artists alike have been charmed and inspired by San Francisco Movement Arts Festival [SFMAF], a mobile installation that marries performance and sacred spaces, showcasing local dance talent, constructing an immersive artistic experience and celebrating one of San Francisco’s most magnificent architectural structures.

The Summer of Water !! (Visual & Movement Art Attacking Water)

By Jim Tobin, July 25, 2017

In the photo above (right), Liquid State, LV Dance Collective movement artists dance in a blue like room of mysterious, magical water - LVDC looks at the statistics and state of affairs regarding water - today and recent past - to ask questions and hopefully get audience members to think about this important resource.

An Exaltation of Movement ...

By Jim Tobin, July 24, 2016

Once Upon a Time, in a sun drenched theater, south of Market Street, in the Mission District of that City by the Bay - San Francisco - a small dance company performed and the SF/Bay local media's top dance critic, Ulrich, haloed them with five stars out of five! An almost unheard of accolade, bestowed on any small dance company, by this tough-cookie of a writer. 

SPF8 - LV Dance Collective

By Heather Desaulniers, July 13, 2015

The final day of SAFEhouse Arts’ SPF8 (Summer Performance Festival) at ODC featured six different contemporary dance programs. And in the middle of the day’s schedule sat LV Dance Collective’s Red Egg.

Before I Die - Let me see Local Dance... Summer Performance Festival 8 (SPF8)

By Jim Tobin, June 21, 2015

The Sell Out Kids !! How can you not love a small band of young urban warriors who hold their home season, at the old Garage, over Labor Day weekend and snag a sell out, ON LINE, before the show begins. That would be the equivalent of one of our larger dance companies selling out Zspace, on line, a few days before Christmas.

LV Collective selling out two shows - on line over Labor Day weekend @The Garage. The equivalent of selling out ODC or DMT during the 1st week of a January. We have experienced dance companies who wouldn't even tackle such a holiday coup.

Another duet, LV Dance Collective’s “Quest for Truth,” rivaled Pauvfe’s for intelligence and intensity. The man (Kao Vey Saephanh) courts the woman (Martha L. Zepeda), when she is not tracking him in a shamelessly predatory manner, all to a recording by cellist Zoë Keating. 

If you’ve always wanted to fund dance but don’t necessarily have the extra dough lying around to make that happen, take note of the Berkeley, California–based Luna Dance Institute’s CHOREOFUND.

“Hair I Am” collection/dance piece choreographed by Kao Vey Saephanh and Martha L. Zepeda of  LV Dance Collective.


For this project, the goal for the hair was movement.

The gestures we make, the objects we encounter, and the subtle arrangement of ourselves relative to the absences left open by the world all utter messages we have been training our entire lives to interpret, using the ciphers of place and culture.

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